This is the first bloom of what promises to be many more on this now healthy beauty. Keeping with my waste not, want not tendencies, I salvaged this ceramic pot from a house slated for demolition (not Edith, in this case, but another house). The dahlia and pot were a great addition to the deck of our new digs. This is the only plant I had with me during our time living in Edith.
The next couple of photos show the little bit of garden I have in our new yard. It's just two small strips along the deck in the backyard. There wasn't much already planted, so I brought home more "rejects" from the garden shop to fill the areas in.
I brought home worn out looking annuals and some not-so-pretty perennials. All for free. Yes, the plants were a motley and raggedy looking bunch with a varied colour scheme, but I don't mind one bit.